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Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier (HM450)

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  • Product Overview

    Like the Austin Air Healthmate, the Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier gives you reliable protection against a variety of airborne contaminants, from common household allergens to smoke and chemical odors. The Healthmate Plus, however, features a more absorbent activated carbon filter bed to combat heavier chemical odors, including formaldehyde. Classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a "probable human carcinogen"—formaldehyde exposure causes irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat and may aggravate existing respiratory conditions. The Healthmate Plus absorbs and contains formaldehyde odors along with symptom-triggering allergens and other airborne odors from large spaces up to 1,500 square feet.


    The Austin Healthmate Plus:

    • Is ideal for allergy- and asthma-sufferers as well as those with multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) and who are particularly sensitive to formaldehyde
    • Traps 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns and 95% of particles that measure 0.1 micron and smaller
    • Removes dust, pollen, tobacco smoke, chemical vapors, gases, viruses, bacteria, and more
    • Generally requires a filter replacement only once every 5 years
    • Needs minimal routine maintenance

    Multi-Stage Air Filtration

    The Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier—also known as the Austin Air HM450 Air Purifier—uses Austin Air's signature 360-degree progressive filtering system to remove the most symptom-aggravating allergens, odors, and chemicals from your home. With steady use, you may see a reduction in your allergy, asthma, and MCS symptoms or even eliminate them all together.

    Every minute, the system pulls in room air from all sides of the air cleaner. Air passes through a 4-stage HEPA/carbon combination filter and is blown back out into your room using the Clean Air Pocket vent. This extensive filtration system cleans your air faster and more efficiently than conventional air purifiers, which means quicker relief from your symptoms.

    The Healthmate Plus Air Cleaner 4-stage combination filter includes:

    • PERMAFILT Pre-Filter - During stage 1, air passes through a cotton PERMAFILT pre-filter, which captures particles easily seen by the naked eye, such as large dust and pet dander particles.

    • Medium Particle Filter - Next, a medium particle filter traps small- to medium-size allergens, such as mold, pollen, and dust mites.

    • Carbon Blend Filter – Next, air moves through a 15-pound activated carbon filter infused with natural zeolite and potassium iodide where heavy odors, chemicals, gases, fumes, and VOCs are absorbed and locked away.

    • Medical-Grade HEPA Filter - Lastly, air glides through 60 square feet of true medical-grade HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) material where it is scrubbed free of harmful bacteria and viruses as well as smaller pollen, mold, pet dander, dust, and ragweed particles.

    Overall, this long-lasting combination filter eliminates 99.97% of airborne pollutants that are 0.3 microns and larger, 95% of particles that measure 0.1 micron and smaller, and more than 3,000 types of toxic gases and odors. You'll rest easy knowing that you and your family are breathing the cleanest air possible.

    Sturdy, Efficient Construction

    Made in the USA

    Made in the USA, the Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier is constructed with sturdy, long-lasting components that boost efficiency and energy savings. These include an energy-efficient Permanent-Split Capacitor (PSC) motor, a powerful centrifugal fan, and an all-steel outer body. The long-life PSC motor is rated for continuous use at high RPMs and is mounted on shock absorbers to minimize noise. When running, the Healthmate Plus motor draws less current and reduces your operating costs by 50% when compared to other air purifiers.

    Additional Features

    • Easy Controls - Choose from 3 purification speeds using the simple manual knob control.

    • Smooth-Roll Casters - Roll your air purifier from spot to spot for clean air throughout your home.

    • Independently Tested - Like all Austin Air Purifiers, the Healthmate Plus has been independently tested for filtration effectiveness by third-party and U.S. government labs.

    • Easy Filter Changes - Just remove the bottom cover of the air purifier to access the old filter and drop a new one in.

    Summary

    The Austin Air Healthmate Plus helps reduce your chronic allergy, asthma, and MCS symptoms, creating a healthier environment for you and your family. In the Austin Air series, this model is the best choice for removing harmful airborne formaldehyde.

    What Customers Love

    • Easy to Use - No complicated control panels, the Healthmate Plus includes 1 manual knob control to adjust your fan speed and turn the unit on and off.
    • Long-Life Filter - The combination HEPA/carbon filter needs to be replaced only once every 5 years under typical use to help save you money on costly filter replacements.

    Things to Consider

    • Odor Control - Consider if you need a higher level of odor control. The upgraded Austin Air Bedroom Machine uses a carbon cloth filter in addition to the 15-pound carbon/zeolite filter for extra protection against odors.

    Manufacturer's Warranty

    5-Year Mechanical; 5-Year Pro-rated Filter Warranty

    Manufacturer's Literature

    Austin Air Healthmate Plus Owner's Manual
    Operating Instructions, features, and warranty information for the Austin Air Healthmate Plus air purifier
    Austin Air Healthmate Plus Spec Sheet
    Technical specs and features of the Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier
    Austin Air Purifier Filter Change Instructions
    Easy, step-by-step instructions for changing your Austin Air purifier filter.

    What's In The Box?

    • Austin Air Healthmate Plus
    • Casters
    • Owner's Manual
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer-Suggested Room Size (sq. ft.)1500 sq. ft.
    Recommended ForAllergies, Asthma, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Odor & Chemical, Smoke
    Best FitIdeal for allergy-, asthma-, and multiple chemical sensitivity-sufferers as well as removing heavy odors, chemicals, and smoke
    Height23 in.
    Width14.5 in.
    Depth14.5 in.
    Weight47 lbs.
    Filtration SystemCarbon Filter, 15 lbs. activated carbon, zeolite, and potassium iodide, HEPA Filter, 60 sq. ft. of true medical-grade HEPA, Pre-Filter, Large particle pre-filter
    Pre-Filter TypeLarge particle pre-filter
    HEPA Filter Type60 sq. ft. of true medical-grade HEPA
    Amount of Carbon15 lbs. activated carbon, zeolite, and potassium iodide
    Number of Filters to Change1
    Pre-Filter5 years
    HEPA Filter5 years
    Carbon Filter5 years
    Number of Fan Speeds3
    Amount of Air Moved (Max CFM)400 CFM
    Minimum Noise Level50 dB
    Maximum Noise Level66 dB
    ControlsManual
    Filter Change IndicatorNo
    Programmable TimerNo
    Remote ControlNo
    CastersYes
    ColorTan, Black, White, Silver, Blue
    Amperage1.3 Amps
    Maximum Wattage56 W
    Voltage110-120 V
    Energy StarNo
    Ozone EmissionNone
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    Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier (HM450)
     
    4.4

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (5)
    • User friendly (5)
    • Good price / value (4)
    • Long life (3)

    Cons

    • Loud (4)

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere (4)
    • Asthma control (4)
    • Bedroom (4)
    • Large rooms (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Pleasantly Surprised...

    I ordered the Healthmate Plus for the charcoal odor filtering. I am extremely odor & chemical sensitive. Mostly with the hair products the women of the house wear and some leakage of popcorn...Read complete review

    I ordered the Healthmate Plus for the charcoal odor filtering. I am extremely odor & chemical sensitive. Mostly with the hair products the women of the house wear and some leakage of popcorn smell every night from the in-law apartment. I was originally going to put this in the living room. For some reason, I put this in my bedroom the first night and it hasn't left since. I leave it on low all day and night with the door closed.

    Whenever you enter the room, you can't help but the notice the freshness of the air. As far as noise goes (I'm sensitive to that as well) I really can't complain. Sure you can hear it, but it is a low white noise kind of a thing. It is only slightly louder than the central air conditioning, but not nearly as loud as a window unit. The noise has no effect on my sleeping. Highly recommended.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Beware, MCS sufferers..

    Having a regular model Healthmate for some time, I decided to try the Healthmate Plus. After taking a nap for 1/2 hour, I awoke with sore lungs after running it on medium...Read complete review

    Having a regular model Healthmate for some time, I decided to try the Healthmate Plus. After taking a nap for 1/2 hour, I awoke with sore lungs after running it on medium speed. I can only surmise that the addition of potassium iodide to the charcoal had caused this reaction. I called Austin and the lady acknowledged that some people cannot tolerate the potassium iodide. I was able to exchange the unit for a regular Healthmate model at no charge. Excellent company!

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    4.0

    A very good air cleaner.

    By HNKY

    from Denton, TX

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Attractive Design
    • User friendly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Asthma Control
      • Bedroom
      • Larger Rooms

      Comments about Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier (HM450):

      I bought one for the master bedroom. After receiving it and using it for a week. I ordered another one to have plenty of capacity to clean the air in the whole house. Both run very well and are easy to use. just turn it on and the air flows. Seemed to help my allergy right away (Ragweed) . Still evaluating though after only having them a short time.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      1.0

      Beware, MCS sufferers..

      By Dogwalker

      from Sierra Vista, AZ

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier (HM450):

            Having a regular model Healthmate for some time, I decided to try the Healthmate Plus. After taking a nap for 1/2 hour, I awoke with sore lungs after running it on medium speed. I can only surmise that the addition of potassium iodide to the charcoal had caused this reaction. I called Austin and the lady acknowledged that some people cannot tolerate the potassium iodide. I was able to exchange the unit for a regular Healthmate model at no charge. Excellent company!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic Ability to Breathe

            By Idontcarewhatname

            from United States

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Long life
            • User friendly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Asthma Control
              • Bedroom

              Comments about Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier (HM450):

              This is the second of these air purifiers I've purchased from Sylvane. I've gotten such a benefit from using this particular model that I got a second one! My first reason for the purchase was to use this model in the bedroom to eliminate bacteria from the air, which would come in when I opened the window to let in fresh air (for oxygen). I live in close proximity to a natural creek which emits a stink into the air as the weather first starts warming up in late spring or summer. It has been a life saver for my underdeveloped, preemie, and asthmatic lungs. Most recently, it has literally helped me breathe after getting wall-to-wall carpeting installed in the bedroom (as a quick, temporary flooring option, for the appraisal walk-through in re-financing my home mortgage). I'm going to use the second unit downstairs, when painting begins. Buy one and you won't regret it! I selected "quality oriented" as my descriptor option, above, rather than "value oriented," as I will make sure, first, that I'm buying quality; however, after shopping online, I have drawn the conclusion that this unit ranks among the more expensive units by virtue of it being able to remove chemicals from the air, but the price is a couple hundred dollars lower than other chemical removing models, so it also was a value oriented decision to buy this unit.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good but noisy.

              By Sam

              from Estes Park, CO

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Larger Rooms

                  Comments about Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier (HM450):

                  I bought this product because we have alot of raw unfinished wood in our house right now. The fumes from the wood were making it difficult to sleep at night. I put this unit in the room adjacent to the bedroom because it is too loud to be in the bedroom itself. It definitely did the job and helped me sleep better but I wish it weren't so loud. In comparison with a friend's Austin Air Allergy machine, the LOW setting on this unit is as loud as the HIGH setting on the Allergy machine. I suppose that's because it has to be powerful enough to pull air through the additional chemical filter, but it's so loud that I have to turn it off sometimes just for a little peace and quiet. I would probably buy another one if I had a real serious problem with formaldehyde, etc that other machines could not fix, but I've just purchased a Healthmate Junior in hopes that I can leave it running more often and still clean the air sufficently to allow for a good night's sleep.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Excellent air cleaner

                  By Dr. Andy

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Long life
                  • Portable
                  • User friendly

                  Cons

                  • Loud
                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Anywhere
                  • basement

                  Comments about Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier (HM450):

                  The Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier is a fantastic product that comes in a durable, industrial configuration. I use mine in the basement where I have set up a gym. Prior to using the air purifier, I would sense a heavy air quality while working out. Eventually, this caused me to develop exercise-induced asthma that required me to use an inhaler after working out. Not good! After I got the Austin, the air quality improved substantially, and I no longer need the inhaler. I think that the purifier was able to remove the dominant allergen in my basement--the invisible mold spore (and possibly some noxious fumes from the water heater).

                  As for quality, it is bar none. The drone of the machine lets you know that your air is being cleaned and cleaned fast. It is a tad loud at the highest setting (of which there is only 3 settings). But I am in the camp that believes that to get effective filtration, you need something that lets you know it's working. As mentioned, the controls are very basic, and there's no need to worry about complicated electronics going on the fritz. I personally like the appearance of this unit. It is sturdy and masculine and is perfectly happy working hard in the corner of the room.

                  Finally, the longevity of the machine is attractive. Filter changes occur less frequently than the other more expensive models that I researched. This is a long run, durable air purifier that will continue to provide service, although at a pricey up front cost.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  LESS ALLERGENS & ODORS

                  By B. Merten

                  from Cottage Grove, MN

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Affordable
                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                  • Loud

                  Best Uses

                  • Larger Rooms

                  Comments about Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier (HM450):

                  I have severe nasal allergies and have made several modifications to our home; such as removing carpeting and adding laminate floors.

                  I also needed a quality air cleaner. I wanted something that would remove allergens and odors.

                  The Austin Healthmate Plus has the features I wanted. Should I desire a different level of filtration in the future; all I need do is install the appropiate Austin filter to fit my needs. (It's adaptable.)

                  My sinuses are less stuffy and we have less cooking odors in our home.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Solved our indoor air problems

                  By Sunny in the Southwest

                  from Tucson, AZ

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cleans Chemical Off-gas
                  • Cleans the Air

                  Cons

                  • Loud
                  • Pricey
                  • Unattractive

                  Best Uses

                  • Anywhere
                  • Asthma Control
                  • Bedroom
                  • Larger Rooms
                  • Living Room
                  • Smaller rooms

                  Comments about Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier (HM450):

                  I use this product in my 1000 sq ft apartment. I leave it on high when I'm out and I sleep with it on low with the bedroom door closed. I was feeling sick from indoor air pollution in my newly constructed apartment. After running this air filter for a couple of days, my symptoms improved significantly. It has also helped with my husband's asthma. I have also noticed that we don't have food odors in the house anymore.

                  Its quiet setting is a little too loud for me to have it on all the time. But, I am able to sleep with it on, so it's still pretty quiet. The nob selector for low, medium, and high is mislabeled, but it's obvious which setting is which once you turn it on.

                  I love that it is easy to roll from room to room in my one-level apartment. It is too heavy to carry (if I had stairs, that would be difficult), but it rolls well. It filters the air so fast; I always notice an immediate improvement when I turn it on.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Joe

                  from richland pa

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • User friendly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Asthma Control
                    • Bedroom

                    Comments about Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier (HM450):

                    seems well made - solid construction and made in the USA

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very Good Air Purifier

                    By CarDude

                    from Deerfield Beach, FL

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Affordable
                    • Attractive Design
                    • Long life
                    • User friendly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anywhere

                      Comments about Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier (HM450):

                      I ordered this air purifier to address a severe odor problem generated from a water leak in an adjacent apartment. The water damage created a nauseating odor. Air deodorizers were very limited in controlling the odor. This air purifier would clear the room out after about an 1.5 hours on high speed. The fan makes some noise on high, but air volume is larger than the competing models. I don't regret buying this air purifier. It made the difference between being forced into the expense of relocating, or riding out an unpleasant situation until it was corrected.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      4.0

                      It works! A few reservations, though.

                      By Cookwise

                      from DFW, Texas

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Loud

                        Best Uses

                        • Anywhere

                        Comments about Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier (HM450):

                        After owning this for several months, I can happily say it works well to clean the air. I use it in the bedroom at night and I have been 90% less congested which is amazing. When I change my whole-house air filter, it barely looks like it needs it. Impressive. However, this unit is VERY loud, even on low. Watching television with the unit on low is a challenge. Sleeping with it on low is fine for us since we love the white noise. My parents have the same unit, about 2 years older, and there is no comaprison in terms of noise. I don't know how they have changed these in the last few years, but you can barely notice the sound on low at my paret's house. Also, the quietest setting on my unit is in the middle of the dial, which shows in the manual to be the medium setting. I have a feeling my unit is somehow not quite right, that this unit would be considered an outlet "second". I do wish I had pursued an exchange, but I did not as I was desperate for allergy relief at the time and did not want to go without it for even a few days.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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